The Atlanta Dream won their fifth-straight game Tuesday thanks to a half court buzzer-beater by guard Tiffany Hayes.
With Tuesday’s game tied at 83, Connecticut Sun guard Jasmine Thomas lost control of the ball with 0.8 second on the clock, allowing Hayes to steal the loose ball and shoot before she reached half court, giving the Dream a 86-83 win.
Hayes’ half court launch was the longest game-winning shot that was made in the final 10 seconds of a regular season game in WNBA history, according to Elias Sports.
The win marks the 10th-straight game the Dream have won that has been decided by six points or less.
Hayes finished Tuesday’s win with 18 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two steals while Angel McCoughtry came off the bench to score a team-high 24 points— shooting 9-of-14 from the field and 2-of-3 from the 3-point line.
Jessica Breland, the current WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week, scored seven points against the Sun and also recorded 11 rebounds, four assists and three blocks.
The Dream (13-9) look for their sixth-straight win for the first time since 2014 as they return to Atlanta to host the New York Liberty at McCamish Pavilion Thursday at 7 p.m.
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